Cable Splicer

Full time Permanent BC Hydro in Government
  • Burnaby, British Columbia, Lower Mainland View on Map
  • Post Date : November 21, 2022
  • Apply Before : December 5, 2022
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  • Career Level Certification
  • Experience Previous Experience
  • Posting ID BCH-R-0370-221121E1
  • No. of Openings 1
  • Department Field
  • Union/Non Union Position

Job Description

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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that’s where you come in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.

Working for BC Hydro is meaningful. And now, the stakes have been raised as we work towards a solution to climate change while safely providing clean, affordable electricity to our customers.

We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We’re proud to be ranked as one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Join us as we build an even cleaner B.C.



As per IBEW Collective Agreement.

  • As per IBEW Collective Agreement.
  • A Journeyman/woman Cable Splicer shall undertake jointing, splicing, testing, bonding, racking,
    installing, inspecting and repairing of lead covered and any metallic covered types of cables over
    600 volts
  • Notwithstanding the duties assigned to a Power Line Technician or Electrician, Cable Splicers
    shall on all type of cable carrying over 600 volts, do the fitting of potheads and other accessories
    and the assembly, testing, repair and maintenance of such cables
  • They may act as a Foreman/woman or a Sub-Foreman/woman over Power Line Technicians,
    Driver/Helpers, Apprentices or labourers
  • All Cable Splicer Helpers shall be Journeymen/women Power Line Technicians except where it
    is necessary to employ, temporarily, Cable Splicers from other companies for the purpose of
    instruction or specialized work
  • Excluding generating stations a Cable Splicer, under the direction of the person-in-charge, may
    for the execution of their own work on 35 kV and below, operate and switch lines and equipment
    up to but not including the feeder bus in distribution supply stations
  • Cable Splicers will not operate any apparatus equipped with supervisory control


  • As per IBEW Collective Agreement.
  • Provincially recognized Journeyperson Cable Splicer Certification or proof of qualification for out
    of province applicants
  • Class 3 driver’s license with airbrake endorsement or ability to obtain same in B.C.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills in dealing with employees and internal/external
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Physically able to perform the work


This position is affiliated with the international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW
local 258)

  • This position reports to the Distribution Cable Manager and is located at our Horne Payne Office
    in Burnaby.
  • Will be required to perform splicing duties on all types and voltages of cables with a focus on
    Paper Insulated Lead Covered (PILC) cable.
  • Will occasionally be required to work out of town on particular assignments.
  • Weekend standby rotation will be required.
  • A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain the following requirements in good
    • Cable Splicer Certificate = In Good Standing
    • Class 3 Driver’s License w/ Air Brakes = In good standing

BC Hydro conducts pre-placement medical checks of applicants entering certain positions to help safeguard BC Hydro’s workplace. As part of the selection process, you may be required to demonstrate successful completion of a pre-placement medical check.

Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.

We’re always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It’s an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe.
We are here for our customers.
We are one team.
We include everyone.
We act with integrity and respect.
We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at .

BC Hydro has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires employees to have a full series of COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of vaccination on request. This Policy is currently suspended but may resume at BC Hydro’s discretion. While the Policy is suspended, all new employees are required to disclose their vaccination status to BC Hydro.

Flexible work model role definitions
Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.

IBEW/Field – No option to work from home
Resident – Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office.
Hybrid – May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week.
Remote – Works from home 4+ days per week


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